A sustainable, solar-powered A-frame haven, architect-designed and beautifully secluded in its very own field, amongst the peaceful green foothills of the South Downs National Park.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Ever fancied having an entire field all to yourselves?

Secluded on a sweet-scented flower farm in the West Sussex village of Ashington, in the charming foothills of the South Downs National Park no less, the Hazel Hide occupies a seven-acre field…

…and as the only cabin in that field, you’ll have the entire space to explore – ideal if you’ve got energetic kids and dogs in tow!

You may feel hard-pressed to leave Hazel Hide once you’ve settled in, however. Architect-designed and boasting picture-perfect countryside views, you can relax, unwind, and reconnect with your loved ones in the cosiest of comfort.

You’ll also be keeping your holiday carbon footprint refreshingly light, since the cabin is cleverly powered entirely by the sun, whose cheerful rays flood the open, high-ceilinged living space.

There’s a wood-burning stove to warm your evenings… that is, when you’re not savouring sunset views out on the generous field-facing deck (or indeed, lazing in the hammock!) On sunny days, you can welcome the outside in simply by pushing back the huge bi-fold doors.

Whip up meals and snacks galore in the small-yet-perfectly-formed copper kitchen, which is home to a gas-powered hob and oven. You’ll also have a fridge and all the essential cooking equipment you could want.

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At a glance

  • A solar-powered, architect-designed A-frame cabin, secluded in its own seven-acre flower field in the West Sussex village of Ashington, in the foothills of the South Downs National Park.
  • The cabin is pet-friendly, and sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. Beds can be configured as twins or doubles to your requirements – please specify on booking.
  • Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen area, and a bathroom with shower.
  • Relax on the field-facing deck – perhaps in the hammock! – and enjoy superlative sunset views.
  • You will have the entire field to yourselves to relax and explore, or take endless country walks in the local area. There is a handy guide in the cabin that details things to do and places to go.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


2 bedrooms: one mezzanine and one downstairs room, beds can be configured as twins or kingsize according to requirements. Living space with sofa bed, dining table, wood-burning stove with generous supply of logs, fireguard, USB ports, copper kitchen area with gas-powered oven, hob, fridge, utensils and cooking equipment. Bi-fold doors to field-facing deck with hammock. Bathroom with shower, toilet, sink. Free parking in the field, 100m from the cabin.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, local pubs, vineyards, historic sites, picnic spots, nature-watching, beaches.

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Break bread at the extendable dining table, then open a bottle of wine and get lost in those magical evening views. Soft lighting outside means you can make yourselves comfortable while you await the arrival of those twinkling stars.

Curl up in your choice of bed, whether the cosy twins in the tranquil back room, or the superking bed on the private mezzanine (though if you’d prefer twins on the mezzanine and a kingsize in the back room, this can be arranged.) When morning arrives, enjoy soothing views over the neighbouring farms as you sip your first coffee of the day.

There’s a gleaming modern bathroom with shower to freshen up in, and after a hearty home-cooked breakfast, it’s time to plan!

The friendly owners have put together a guide that details some of the best ways to spend your time, whether that’s paying a visit to one of the surrounding vineyards, lacing up your walking boots for a hike to the local food-serving pub, or jumping in the car for a day trip to Brighton – just half an hour away.

Whichever option you choose, the highlight of your day will surely be arriving back at Hazel Hide, for another blissful evening spent together.

Things to note

Check in after 3pm, check out before 11am. The cabin is not suited to children under two. Please note that there is no TV or mains sockets in the cabin, though you will have USB ports to charge devices. At some points in the year flower-picking or small events will take place in some parts of the field.

Where you'll be staying

Ashington, West Sussex

What the guests of The Hazel Hide say

“Beautiful place, clean, homely and all thought out to the tiniest detail, would love to stay here again, excellent, excellent, excellent. Thank you.”

“First stay at Hazel Hide, and we’ll certainly be back again. The cosy cabin is tucked away in a beautiful corner of the countryside, and has clearly been carefully thought through. It has everything you need for a couple of days away including a number of thoughtful touches. Very good local recommendations laid out in a handy guide; we opted for a walk to the white lion pub (an hour away on foot with food that’s well worth the effort). Perfect getaway for families that include dogs!”

“What an incredible place!!! Stunning location and an amazing place to stay. We had a lovely weekend, so restful and the it has everything you would need. Great local walks and amenities. We were made to feel extremely welcome by Kate and Dunc who are great hosts. Definitely be booking again. Thanks so much.”

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